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SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 10:00am PST
commercial customers downtown and high rises downtown consuming a big part of the energy and so they are more sensitive to fluctuation and is rates. really though, as it would apply to residential customers, fluctuation and is rates as they occur on the market, would be greater than they will be under a regime that is based upon local fixed capital cost and is that is what the build out will do you end up with over half of the power supply in a fair short period of time. being behind the meter and being essentially hardware and performance based rather than market or fuel-based. so, from the point of view of the commercial customer, you know, there are now over a thousand municipallies in the united states over c c a service and there has not been to my knowledge been a proem with which the program commence with a rate increase now clearly if the program commences with a rate increase that will send a negative signal to the commercial customers the approach we are taking here does not require a rate increase which actually shows surplus and is potential discounts for customers that s
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 9:30am PST
generation of energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integrated and targeted approach to the resource rather than the market based
SFGTV
Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
way to do renewables and all of this is going to roughly double the cost of the rate on energy to the customer, so it's vital that we get the lafco to send a strong message to the sfpuc hey that's not good enough. we need the local distribution and the local jobs. we need to get back to the other model and make it work. thanks. >> thank you. any other member of the public would like to comment please come forward. >> david mc cord. i am the chair of the energy committee and san francisco has a great opportunity here now to develop really first class community choice aggregation system and right now there are two models presented. one by puc staff. they have been working diligently on that and also they -- the plan, the model being presented, developed and explained by the commission's consultant of local power. we think that local power is much better. it has the robust build out behind the meter, and lower premiums, price premiums especially in the first year. that will help people to stay opted in and not opt out, and as mr. brooks said lots of jobs for san francisco residents, so i
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 12:00am PST
, your effort and your energy. what they fail to take into account is that members of the public rely on these agendas to decide whether or not to come here to speak to you. and they have to... they have other lives, and they have to make arrangements for their children, to pick them up after school and have them taken care of with their job or whatever and they do that based on the agenda that you put out 72 hours in advance. in you come in every time and you do it almost every time. you come in and you rearrange the agenda. like right now you are going to go into closed session for some period of time, and if i asked you what it was you will go, i don't know. and so members of the public who come here to talk to you get the message very clearly, very quickly that even though you mouthed the words, we would like the public input, you really don't mean it because what you do in actuality, is rearrange things so that they are denied that opportunity. so if you going to do that, at least don't be hypocritical and say how much that we enjoy and appreciate public participation. because if
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
example renewable energy of the facility or? >> i don't believe so. >>> okay any public comments on the motion there being none we will proceed to a vote all those in favor signify by saying aye oppose? motion carries. >> now we are onto regular business and without objection would like to move item 15 to the budget of our next hearing so we take up the budget and the vote at the same time if that is okay with everyone. >> okay item number ten. item ten approved? is there something that we should discuss that we have to think about before the next meeting in terms of budget? >>> i think it's pretty self explaintory are there issues that we need to discuss? >> very quickly todd ritchie cfo and the prompt is complete and extensive if you review the materials that you already have for the public and it's also available on the website so we can have a full discussion next time and i'm available to questions at anytime. >> all right and do we have a time estimate for what that combined presentation is likely to involve in. >>> the one today before you we have summarized to about 30 minut
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
>> good afternoon folks. alwine from the clean energy alliance and i have the great opportunity to be chairing those stakeholder meetings that take place, fairly contentious of recent time. i wanted to address two questions quickly. one is a question of the rates and the high rates that i think everybody concerned about it at roll out time which according to the proposals that have been put before the rate fairness board are roughly somewhere depending on your tier between 18 and 30% above current bills, and it's really important that we feel, the advocates, and the commission itself feels to really lower those rates and i wanted to say we encourage every effort to do that. that the proposal you're putting forward supervisor campos would not make a huge difference in those rates. i mean looking at the numbers is that the rate recovery is roughly in the order of 10% of the rates themselves, and so if you shave a little bit off of the rate recovery it's 10% of a very big number so we need to have a more aggressive approach i think. it's important to do that but we need a more aggress
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 10:30am PST
know your chief financial officer has said you can predict. the time of energy or the quantity of energy we are going to get from hetch hetchy whether it's a reliable amount to be supplied. if you deal with something like a trans -- they have more money and they can afford to pay more but, the question is are you all able to supply? now your staff, they gained again i plea with you your staff are constituent sitting down over there and they have no clue whatsoever about this presentation. in fact, they have no clue, i doubt if they can explain to you and you are welcome to bring them here to you about the resolution. this is -- stick to what is on their agenda and if you bring the variables over here and some of us can connect the dots but most people cannot. and so we have to go slow with this. we cannot introduce too many variables, which do not have certainty. in this business, in this market nobody has certainty and you are a large entity that has control over those thing we don't want you all in the business of sub prime loans that is happening with this presentation. too man
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 10:30am PST
generation of local clean energy, they are not getting this. and we have really got do something to pick up on what jessica was talking about and we need to hire a director for the staff that is deeply knowledgeable about the local distributed generation and how to implement it through this program otherwise we are going to lose this program. and i want to get back to the key problem is that for many many years through many ordinance and is resolutions both the board of supervisors and yourselves have directed your staff to work on the local power model and bring it forward. these resolution and is ordinances did not direct power enterprise staff to battle with the contractor, who which, is far more enter the than they are on these issues and resist what they are proposing at every turn i'm sorry to be so critical, but this is very serious as you were saying commissioner mr. president, the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake here. and just to refer also to the packet that jessica referred to the presentation about the s f u centimeters's approach to a local build ou
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
additional energy-efficiency rebates that they have indicated that the transit center might be eligible for above and beyond those offered by pg&e. and that puc primarily, because they are primary hetchy and solar power that they are 100% greenhouse gas-free service to the tjpa. so in summary, the sfpuc is offering us an ongoing service rate that would be 10% lower than pg&e's. an initial cost of connection that is again roughly $650,000 less than pg&e's. and has a comparable level of reliability of service. and so the recommendation is that the board authorize staff to negotiate an agreement with puc. >> thank you. actually i did have a quick question. i wasn't clear from the summary, the $661,000 of the itcc, are we going to discount that amount to the puc? because in the summary it said a minus and i wasn't sure we would offer that credit to the puc, since we would not have to pay it to pg&e. >> the puc has said is that they would limit the cost to the tjpa to the amount that it would cost them to establish pg&e network grid service, less the amount of that fee. so that is a further decr
SFGTV
Feb 5, 2013 9:30am PST
country to aggressively reduce in-house tax voters of california passed proposition nine for energy efficiency and alternative energy project the process of allocating these funds is now at the state legislature which will be making specific allocation to their specific process and many strategies regular recommended by the state fall under the responsibility of local government and is's and this is why a number of local countieses and legislation around the state are provide asking to provide additional funds to support greenhouse production programs and so my request is to support that. and i have a memoryium to recognize the passing of a long-time residental in our area who lived in chinatown. lucile chen and she raced three children including gordon which when who you know was a fopper and significant leader in the chinatown community center. she was a loving and spirited woman often referred to as the lucile ball of chima town and i want to express my condolences to the family i know shell be greatly miss the. >> the rest i submit. >> thank you mr. president and that o'clocked
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
department staff and michelle for their time and energy spent on the site. thank you. >> commissioner wu: let's open up for public comment. ms. duffy? >>: my name is joy duffy, i lived in arena and -- area for over 50 ye in. arsi find that the number of antennas seems to be excessive. i also don't have cable. i rely entirely as a senior with limited funds on the mountain davison antenna, i get 30+ stations. i question if i will get any reception with a 12 antennas on top of this hotel. i also have a health issue. -- i think that we should know the health issues concerned especially with 12 of these antennas on top. i presently could not afford cable. if i lose mount davison i am in a financial situation that i cannot handle. i vote no. i thank you for your attention. >> commissioner wu: any other comment? public comment is closed. >>: one correction. >>: commissioner borden. >> commissioner borden: if you have any sort of, ms. duffy, any sort of interference at&t can get readings from your home. if there is a new sort of radio frequency. our purview is in the planning and aesthetic issue
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 8:00am PST
way to do renewables and all of this is going to roughly double the cost of the rate on energy to the customer, so it's vital that we get the lafco to send a strong message to the sfpuc hey that's not good enough. we need the local distribution and the local jobs. we need to get back to the other model and make it work. thanks. >> thank you. any other member of the public would like to comment please come forward. >> david mc cord. i am the chair of the energy committee and san francisco has a great opportunity here now to develop really first class community choice aggregation system and right now there are two models presented. one by puc staff. they have been working diligently on that and also they
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 8:30am PST
. i'm going to thank you and the front side for your thoughtful -- the amount of energy that is going to carry through this management audit. thank you very much for raising to our attention the importance of the responsibility that we have to ensure that we are providing safe, and habitable housing for people in san francisco, and a supervisor that represents four other cities largest public housing development i know well the challenges the housing authority and residents face. i left an hour and a half meeting with residents over at alice griffith; we deal with many of the challenges on a daily basis. not a day goes by when my staff or i are contacted or personally affected -- when i consider that i have family members that stay in these developments, or when i received complaints about maintenance, and on a positive note, good news when we receive grants from the federal government to help with the sf rebuild. two weeks ago i attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony when the mayor, i am whole community got the opportunity to tour a 4-unit building. we are progressing and moving in
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 2:30am PST
responsibility and redirect energies towards positive goal setting and social goals, realization of these goals have stronger communities, they were led by the san francisco park and rec department, there were four divisions that were held this summer, we had a jr. division which is basically made up of teens and we have a young adults division and those both took place at both sites, we have a championship game as well, this is the current funder of this program or main funder of the program, that's how the 65 thousand dollars basically got to parks alliance so we want to make we understand their financial support is crucial to the program, not only now but moving forward. there are a number of program objectives that you can see in your packet on page 2 and the reason for those objectives and why they're so important for us to measure them is we don't want to hold another basketball league, there's plenty of them out there, the participants are required to show up to the classes that are held each week prior to the games, if you don't show, you don't play, they're figuring out way
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 11:30pm PST
has been amazing. the people have been so gracious and so supportive of what we're doing. the energy here is fantastic with so many couples getting married. it's just been an absolutely fantastic experience, so wonderful. >> by the power vested in me, i declare you spouses for life. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> to actually be able to get married and be a part of this time in history and time in our history is amazing. >> this is a momentous occasion for us to be able to actually have this opportunity to have equal rights. >> we have been together for 14 years. everyone is so welcoming. it's been all set up and people have guided us from step to step. it's been easy. there was live music. people are so friendly and excited. so excited for us. >> it's really great. >> yeah. >> and salvador is party a here to known as party a. >> on the out it looks pretty simple. you come in, you made your appointment. you pay. you go here for your license. you got there to get married. you go there if you want to purchase a certified copy. behind the scenes, there was just this monumental just mount
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 1:30pm PST
blood cook and who can and enfuse energy and enthusiasm. we look forward to working with you. we have the motion and second. we encourage everyone else who did not make it today to reapply. supervisor yee will be chairing rules committee and maybe seeing you over the next two years. we have seen applicants that we were not able to support the first time around come back and be able to support them again. hopefully you will do that again. we hope that ms. crisp who was very enthusiastic will be able to apply again. thank you for being here and appreciate your patience as we make difficult decisions. item number five. >> appointment to the reentry council. one seat, 10 applicants. >> thank you. >> so at this time -- it would can ask members of the public to exit the committee room. we have other items on the agenda. thank you. we did get a request from the reentry council to continue this; the council will like to do more outreach to request applicants. we have a motion and a second. we'll continue this item at the call of the chair. can we rescind the vote to contineu? we have res
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. that's i -- a quorum. thank you. >> i should ask for public comment and what we add to that. energy none public comment is closed. we're actually missing doctor marshall for four. let's go to line item five and move back to four. >> line item five and recommend that the board of supervisors adopt a resolution retroactively approving the agreement between the san francisco police department and the house house for the police department to provide supplemental services at housing authority developments and for the housing authority to pay the amount listed for the services or proposed contract or action. >> anyway to combine line item five and six? they're identical to the issue and where the the funding is from but separate years. >> because they're two separate agenda items they need to be handled as two separate agenda items. >> all right . commander. >> good evening commissioners, chief sir, director hicks, the rest of the community that is left. inspector monroe -- he took my thunder so basically that's what i am requesting a recommendation that you ask the board of supervisors t
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
with respect to energy conservation, etc. in principle i think that the most important condition for this project is for it to occur within one year. and with the applicant standing here and testify that there is intent to start within two weeks is the best proof. this is something we should continue to support and see that it indeed becomes exemplary of what this commission is looking for. i would like to make one comment. i think the commission as part of its previous approval stated that some of us interested to see the final fa├žade design to be reviewed by some of us. i have not had the opportunity to follow up with staff. those commissioners who want to be involved should continue to do so. i want to restate the continued interest of some of us to participate in the final configuration. >>: anyway. to staff, in terms of the one-year permitting trigger, with respect to the building permit, is there a specific permit that is referenced? can they go in for a site permit and that counts? >>: the first construction permit in this case is -- >>: in this case it would be the architect
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 2:00am PST
important to remind people that you are all volunteer and is for all the time and energy and perspective and guidance that you give to the department and more importantly, you give to, you know, the parks community and as you said, mr. president, everybody loves their parks a little differently an everybody has an opinion and it's not always easy to balance all of the competing needs and values and opinions in our park system but i think collectively as a commission, as a department and as a parks community, we've done a wonderful job this past year and we have much, much to celebrate and be thankful for and i do want to wish everyone both up at the dias and watching the commission meeting a very, very happy holiday. already, turning attention to 2013, i wanted to announce and ask people to attend the neighborhood empowerment network awards on january 9th, here in city hall, you probably saw some signs for it on the way in and the reason i'm asking you all to attend is that on saturday december 15th, the department joined the community group help mcklairn park to break down a
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am PST
have both of these be longer term agreements because it takes a lot of time and energy to renegotiate these. we also both want budget certainty moving forward which we haven't had. it was actually the sfmta's request that we have shorter term for the fast pass agreement while we wait for the bart board of directors to put in place a fair policy similar to the one we have at the sfmta which kind of sets -- which guides future fare increases. so, it was only for that reason that we kept this agreement short at this period of time. our understanding is that our staff is bringing to the bart board for consideration such a policy if that is accepted, and adopted by the bart board. it would be our intent to go back and negotiate an extension out to this, the same 2020 time period as we have with the feeder agreement. if we are able to do that, then we would need to negotiate -- bart would want to and i think would be reasonable to negotiate a higher cap. but that said, we accept the recommendations of the budget analyst. i know there are some questions and we'd be happy, both my staff and b
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 9:00am PST
phone, and people do if you're really trying to save some of your precious energy minutes, et cetera, or it's not working as well as it normally does, it is helpful to have a message board that you can get information to other people. and, so, that's what we're showing here. you can see people are going to be looking for their pets. they're going to be looking for rides. people are going to need to be sharing resources a much as they possibly can. another thing that you can see here is they're going to need to be fair tools and some of the things that people are going to need in order to be able to stay safer within their homes. so, we're just showing sort of a gesture to that with all these different tools here. but then also tarps, people are going to need to cover their windows if their windows are cracked, if their roofs are broken. so, ideally, the city would be able to know where all these neighborhood centers are and help deliver some of these supplies. >> they could come from a neighbor, maybe not. thank you so much for allowing us to come in and share this wonderful e
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